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MSc Applied Gerontology (Part-Time)

 Course Level
Masters / PG
Part Time

1.5 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

35000 SGD
30000 SGD

Application fee

International 65 SGD
National 65 SGD
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)600

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About this course

The Master of Science in Applied Gerontology programme provides a holistic and advanced education in the rapidly expanding field of gerontology. It is designed for students preparing for a career in ageing-related fields or professionals who are working in ageing services settings.

This graduate programme offers an interdisciplinary Asia focused curriculum. While the core curriculum focuses on the foundations of gerontology shared by many disciplines, the concentration courses and electives allow students to pursue learning experience complementing their individual professional interests.

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Eligibility Criteria

Admissions Criteria

  • Applicants should possess a good bachelor’s degree and preferably with 2 years of work experience. International applicants whose medium of instruction was not in English at the tertiary level should have an IELTs score of 7.0 and TOEFL internet based score of 100 (600 for paper based) 
  • Although no prior course work or training in gerontology is required, professionals with a passion or work experience in human services or ageing related fields are strongly encouraged to apply.


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Course Modules

The programme is made up of 10 courses, inclusive of 4 courses in the common core, 2 courses in the concentration core, and 4 elective courses. Each course requires 35–40 hours of instruction and carries 3 academic units (AU).

  • Common core courses: 12 AUs (4 courses)
  • Concentration core courses: 6 AUs (2 courses)Concentration core courses: 6 AUs (2 courses)
  • Electives: 12 AUs (4 courses)
  • Gerontology Practicum

Exact courses and further information can be found at:

  • http://www.hss.ntu.edu.sg/Programmes/Gerontology/Pages/Curriculum.aspx

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How to Apply

Application for Admission

-The programme offers one intake in July each year. Online Application for the July 2017 intake will be available from 3 January to 28 February 2017.


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